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German man celebrates ‘longest birthday’ to steal Guinness record from Pakistani woman

02:31 PM | 12 Aug, 2015
German man celebrates ‘longest birthday’ to steal Guinness record from Pakistani woman
AUCKLAND (Web Desk) - Sven Hagemeier has set a new Guinness World Record for enjoying the longest birthday ever, reports the Telegraph.

Of course, the longest birthday isn’t necessarily the most fun, given that he spent almost all of it sitting in a plane seat, eating airline food!

By flying across national time zones and the international dateline, the German was able to celebrate his 26th birthday for 46 hours continuously.


Hagemeier started in Auckland, New Zealand, then flew to Brisbane, Australia, and afterward went back in time by 20 hours to Hawaii to keep the celebrations going.

He actually only spent 13 hours and 10 minutes in the air, but his birthday lasted 46 hours, if you add the time he gained by flying across the International Date Line.

Sven revealed that he has always been a huge fan of Guinness World Records and dreamed of setting a record himself. “After I found the perfect record for me, I felt confident I could become a record holder,” he said.

His epic journey helped him beat the previous record for ‘Longest Birthday’, held by a Pakistani woman, Nargis Bhimji. She had celebrated her birthday for 35 hours and 25 minutes in 1998, by flying from Karachi to Singapore, and then to San Francisco.

Sven broke the record in 2014, but it was only verified by Guinness officials this year. According to Telegraph UK, he said that “the highlight of his birthday trip was landing in Hawaii at midnight with his wife waiting to meet him, in the knowledge that he had celebrated a 46-hour birthday.”

Besides spending much of his special day in airports and on planes, Hagemeier got a 90-minute tour of Auckland from a local taxi driver.


He plans to celebrate his next birthday at home with his family.

The writer is a member of the staff.


PKR rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 16 April forex rates

Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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